Tag:Jack Wilson
Posted on: July 29, 2009 12:47 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2009 1:17 pm

Jack Wilson Trade

Latest Update: Our own Danny Knobler has confirmed the deal.  Read his Blog.

The Seattle Times reports there's something brewing with Jeff Clement -- he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the third inning of Tacoma's game at Reno.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Pirates have traded SS Jack Wilson to the Mariners.

A twitter post says the Pirates traded Wilson and Ian Snell for Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin, Nathan Adcock.

Posted on: July 28, 2009 12:02 pm

Pirates and Wilson/Sanchez talks

Pirates president Frank Coonelly talked as if there will be not be any new extension talks for Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson until after trading deadline.

Coonelly told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , "...the agents for both Jack and Freddy were very clear with us that both the years and the dollars in our offers were not nearly sufficient."

Wilson's rejection was less about the terms and much more about insisting that Sanchez signs, too.

The offers were interperited by the agents and the players as not flexible but Coonelly said the team reached out to ensure that was not the case.

Coonelly added, "If the deadline passes, we will, of course, remain open to dialogue."

Posted on: July 17, 2009 3:37 pm

Could Wilson and Sanchez resign?

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , the Pirates have approached SS Jack Wilson and 2B Freddy Sanchez about multiyear contract extensions, putting on hold, for now, the possibility that either will be traded by the July 31 deadline.

Dejan Kovacevic of the post speculates if the parties are to agree on extensions, they will need to do so far enough in advance of the deadline so that, if the Pirates decide no agreement is possible, they still can pursue a trade for one or both. That likely means something must get done within the next week to 10 days.

And there is a catch, one unusual in professional sports: If one player does not sign, the other probably will not, either. Wilson and Sanchez are best friends to the point of being virtually inseparable, on and off the infield dirt.

Posted on: June 15, 2009 11:49 am

Jack Wilson to the Red Sox?

Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Pirates and Red Sox have had trade talks regarding shortstop Jack Wilson, but no move in that direction seems imminent or even likely based on how talks have gone to this point.

The Pirates also have talked to other teams about Wilson, though not intensely. Wilson has an $8.4 million club option for 2010 on his contract, but management has indicated it is highly unlikely to exercise it. That being the case, Wilson could become a free agent this offseason.
Posted on: May 27, 2009 4:04 pm

Olney On Penny, Reds, Braves

A few rumors from ESPN's Buster Olney (Insider link):

  • Olney says about six teams have talked to the Red Sox about Brad PennyGordon Edes suggested last night that the "Phillies, Brewers, Royals and possibly the Twins look like teams that could be in play for Penny."
  • The Reds are looking for outfield help.  Personally I'd like to see what the Laynce Nix/Jonny Gomes platoon can do over a full season.
  • Olney heard that "Atlanta hasn't gotten fully engaged yet" in their attempt to augment their outfield.
  • Olney talked to execs who like the fit of Jack Wilson in Boston.
Posted on: May 27, 2009 10:12 am
Edited on: May 27, 2009 9:16 pm

Edes On Francoeur, Nick Johnson, Valverde

8:10pm: David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the Red Sox-Francoeur rumor:

Talked to someone in Braves organization who sort of dismissed the Red Sox rumor. Said he hadn 19t heard one thing about them having any serious interest in Francoeur or scouting him recently.

9:01am: Yahoo's Gordon Edes wrote about many different trade scenarios in his column last night.

Posted on: May 26, 2009 3:54 pm
Edited on: May 26, 2009 4:14 pm

Rosenthal On Rockies, Cain, Pirates

Another column from Ken Rosenthal at FOX Sports?  Sure, why not.

  • The Rockies, 12 games out in the NL West, "appear headed for a selloff."  Garrett Atkins isn't popular (although deep in today's chat, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggested there could be a match with the Cardinals), and Todd Helton is too pricey.  But Brad Hawpe, who has $12MM coming to him from now through 2010, could be an appealing trade chip.  Hawpe has a 2011 club option for $10MM, but he can void it if traded.  Rosenthal likes the Rays; the Braves would also be a nice fit for Hawpe in my opinion.
  • Rosenthal believes it would be hard for the Giants to find a young slugger who would be equal value for Matt Cain, who can be controlled cheaply through 2011.  We learned earlier this week that Cain is not being dangled.
  • The Pirates have no financial need to dump veteran contracts, an idea we've read in the past.  They're getting calls on Jack Wilson, but teams are reluctant to take on all the $5.8MM he still has coming.  They have the same problem for Adam LaRoche.  And Rosenthal says the Bucs are "philosophically opposed to the idea of a low-revenue team sending money to a high-revenue team to secure better prospects in a trade, the way the Indians did last season when they moved third baseman Casey Blake to the Dodgers."
Posted on: May 25, 2009 10:27 am

No Extension Offers For Pirates' Veterans

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates have not approached Adam LaRoche, John Grabow, and Jack Wilson about contract extensions.  All three are eligible for free agency after the season, and could be on the trading block in July.  More details:

  • LaRoche, 29, is hitting .222/.309/.449 in 178 plate appearances while earning $7.05MM.  He avoided his typical slow April but has been awful in May.  It seems excessive for the Mets to rent him for two months, in my opinion.
  • Grabow, 30, has a 4.95 ERA in 20 innings while earning $2.3MM.  He's not shutting down southpaws.  The market may be weak for him.
  • Wilson, 31, is at .260/.294/.385 in 103 plate appearances.  Kovacevic says the Pirates have not formally responded to Wilson's offer to renegotiate his $8.4MM 2010 club option at a lower rate.  He'd make sense for a contender seeking a defensive upgrade at shortstop.
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